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AFC Energy launches new hydrogen power generator unit

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AFC Energy, a leading provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, has announced the launch of its new 10 kW hydrogen power generator unit, known as the 'Power Tower'.


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  • AFC Energy launches the Power Tower, an energy-dense, highly-efficient off-grid power solution designed to displace fossil-fuelled generators.
  • The Power Tower is a stationary 10 kW power generator system designed for construction and temporary power applications, comprised of four AFC Energy 'S' series air-cooled fuel cell stacks with integrated battery storage.
  • Power Towers to be deployed to both ACCIONA and Keltbray for operation by the middle of 2022.
  • Fuel flex capability across both hydrogen and methanol fuels (when integrated with a methanol reformer).
  • High fuel efficiency unit built on the energy dense, solid polymer Hybrid Fuel Cell (HFC) platform.
  • Modular system capable of running multiple modules in series.

As temporary power users, such as the construction industry, come under increasing pressure to reduce emissions, AFC Energy’s new Power Tower product range will accelerate decarbonisation efforts at a time when diesel pricing pressures are beginning the transition towards a level playing field with AFC Energy’s fuel cell platforms.

The 10 kW Power Tower offers one of the smallest footprints of any comparable air-cooled fuel cell technology operating in the market today and has built-in, integrated energy storage able to support customer peak operating loads.

The high-efficiency system has been designed for modular deployment and ease of transportation with minimal set up time given the overarching integrated architecture of the platform.

Building on AFC Energy’s new HFC 'S' Series architecture, the 10 kW system is made up of 4 x 2.5 kW air cooled fuel cell stacks, configured in series, which could be increased to deliver system scale up.

Initially operating on hydrogen fuel, the Power Tower will be integrated later in 2022 with a methanol reformer technology to enable a fuel flex approach to customer’s longer term fuelling strategy.

With its simplified design/balance of plant and significant reduction in footprint versus the 'L' Series platform, the Power Tower can deliver robust performance in harsh outdoor environments and achieve full power within 30 sec. from start-up, offering ease of use to end customers.

The Power Tower design has been configured for high volume manufacturing with AFC Energy already having established a robust supply chain across all components with final assembly taking place in-house at the Company’s Dunsfold Campus.

The first Power Tower will be on display at the company’s upcoming Annual General Meeting on 7 April 2022, before release to customer sites.

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